From the Chicago Tribune:
Medical pot law spawns other ills
The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act was sold to voters nine years ago with the prediction that about 500 people a year would apply to get relief from debilitating conditions such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV and multiple sclerosis.
Today, the program has swelled to 14,831 patients, with 1,700 filing new or renewal applications each month, including a few diagnosed with common afflictions such as asthma, back pain and menstrual cramps.
Sharon Place cultivated medicinal cannabis in the early 1990s, before it was legal, carrying the drug to some of the hospice patients she cared for.
She was arrested in 1991 for growing marijuana at home. But the judge recognized her good intentions. He let her go with 2 years' probation and 80 hours of community service, including time gardening at an elementary school.
Please give us the name of the judge who sent a dope grower to an elemetary school as punishment. Who exactly was he trying to punish? Future generations? I know that this is just the Chicago Tribune, the FBI, the Department of Justice and the DEA amongst others and not a Doonesburry cartoon but Oregon is not just being laughed at here, we are being called dangerous.